PETA, an animals best friend or worst nightmare?

I find myself scrutinizing PETA, and Ingrid Newkirk in particular,  for many reasons, most based around when the Michael Vick dogs were in the news. Why you may ask? Well just to name one, they plastered posters and held up banners of “Support” for those dogs, when Vick was on trial, mostly to whore themselves out to the media! Did you know that, when they were asked to help, their stance was; that they could do nothing for these dogs, and in the interest of public safety they believed the dogs should be put down. Now correct me if I’m wrong here but should they not have helped to have the dogs evaluated individually before jumping the gun on that one? should they not do more in general for those dogs as well as abandoned animals everywhere? Well here’s a statistic for you 95% of the animals PETA gets, are refered for euthanization. Does that sound like an animal rights/welfare group worth supporting? PETA has become big business you see, Ingrid Newkirk started this organization supposedly with the intent of saving animals, when in actuality they do only a fraction of what they could. A fraction of what they lead you to believe they do. The money you donate goes to lobbyists, and if history has shown us anything, that means there is a bigger agenda at work here, (What that truly is, is anyones guess at this point, only time will tell.) Does Ingrid wear very nice tailored clothing? Yes! Does Ingrid live in a very posh house? Yes! Does Ingrid have a nice fat bank account? I will wager a guess that the answer is YES! which would account for where you donations really go, at least in part! So the supporters of PETA will have to forgive me, but the next time they want to hold up a sign maybe it should be this one,Just so you are not left feeling as though all organized animal aid and or rights groups are all bad they aren’t, but before you do choose to Donate please do some research through the freedom of information act and anywhere else you can find and find out where the money goes, do they really do what they claim, and exactly how legitimate they are! The opinion expressed is solely mine, and should be taken as such, but the facts don’t lie, I sure didn’t see any PETA trucks lined up to help all those Vick pitbulls they felt “so sorry for” did you?  For further information on their practices and tactics google PETA is bad, or PETA lies, also check out these sites http:/www.petakillsanimals.com/ and http:activistcash.com and also http:www.humanewatch.org There is alot of interesting info to digest.  Judge for yourself, but I am a firm believer that this woman and all those like her, want celebrity and money more than they want to help! I think they enjoy this limelight they have cast themseves into. You can say that PETA has decreased the number of people that use and buy fur, but here’s a little tid bit for you, the carbon footprint left behind from synthetic furs rivals that of any other plastics, keep in mind “Faux Fur” is simply plastic and fabrics woven together. Personally I do not object to animals raised for food and or fur sales as long as the animals are treated correctly and not abused. I must admit that, in most cases, they are not. All is not dark though, not all farms mistreat their animals, in fact many are seeing the benefits of having “happy” animals raised for food and or fur sales, the meat tastes better, the eggs are larger and stronger the fur is more supple and has a greater sheen, due to the animals not being over stressed, So there are ethical options. Myself I do eat meat and I don’t object to fur, my theory is if you are willing to eat a mink steak, by all means buy a mink coat, if you are not, don’t! I am not willing to eat mink, so I do not buy the coat. I am willing to eat beef, chicken, pork and fish and would use any products made from them so there is less waste, if we have to raise them for food and clothing we should at the very least be responsible and respectful about the sacrifice.  If an animal’s physical and mental well being has been seen to, than I see it as a circle of life moment, do you think a lion feels bad for the antelope? probably not. I feel like I am playing god a bit but, the fact is I have to eat, and I happen to eat meat, but I also do a lot of research on where my meats and dairy com from, I love the internet!  Now it is up to you to decide.

About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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